Rightbloggers: Had Enough Benghazi? Too Bad!
"This is a media that are deliberately... suppressing the news from their audiences," claimed Brent Bozell on Fox News. "The George Soros-funded left-wing propaganda mill known as Media Matters continues its campaign to whitewash the Obama administration's Benghazi failures and cover-up," charged David Horowotz-sponsored propaganda mill FrontPageMag.
"Will the news media come through for the Democrats?" asked John Hinderaker at Power Line. "For the most part, of course they will. This morning, NBC offered Will.I.Am as a foreign policy expert on Meet the Press. There is no depth to which the Democratic Party media will not sink." Yeah, it's not like when the first Bush Administration put Charlton Heston on TV to debate Christopher Hitchens about the first war on Iraq (the location of which Heston did not seem to know). For one thing, will.i.am is black.
PJ Media CEO Roger L. Simon, who had previously called for Obama to resign under the headline, "Was Benghazi Not Enough?," demanded answers as to "rumors of gun running, MANPADs and on and on" that only he and other Benghazi obsessives knew about, and called Benghazi "a hundred times worse than Watergate and Monicagate" and "an absolute threat to the democratic principles of our republic," before declaring that "American 'liberalism' and the mainstream media are now on trial" (why no scare-quotes for "mainstream," we wonder? Doesn't Simon believe Americans prefer PJ Media?) and that patriots would soon bring them both down. "Never give up," Simon said. "Every one of us has to stay the course on Benghazi until this gets sorted out. Keep the media and the left on trial. Remember, even OJ didn't get away with it in the end." Yyyyyyyeah, we get the analogy.
But that's okay -- citizen journalists will cut through the Lame Stream Media fog! "I made this music video because I want low-info voters to get it," said Tea Party fixture Lloyd Marcus at RenewAmerica, and we believe him, because if Marcus has enough contempt for his intended audience to call them "low-info voters," he may also believe a rewrite of Neil Young's "Ohio" with Benghazi lyrics will sway them (Sample: "Three times they called for rescue/Angry terrorists at their door/Obama's min-i-ons said 'Forget you'/Four Americans are no more").
An oldie but goodie. (Via.)
In this state of Benghazi bliss, many rightbloggers tried to distinguish themselves in a crowded field by sniping at various Administration targets. A favorite was presumed 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, aka "Source of the Benghazi Video Lie," per Some Guy at RedState. "Now that we know that the White House was actively involved in pushing a blatant lie about the genesis of the Benghazi attack in order to deflect blame," said Some Guy, "it is only fair to ask who came up with the story to begin with... Hillary as Ground Zero for the Internet video lie... Sometime after 10:30 pm on September 11, the official policy of the United States became the lie of the internet video... the gravity of the lie seems to have been weighing on Clinton... 'it depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is,'" etc. We'd say Some Guy will never miss a meal either, but we suspect he's doing this for free, poor fellow.
Press Secretary Jay Carney's weary defense of the Administration in yet another press conference gone Benghazi had rightbloggers giving him the Ron Ziegler treatment. "Watch Jay Carney try to defend White House lies," announced Betsi Fores of rare.us. "JAY CARNEY LIES ABOUT THE BENGHAZI EMAIL," roared John Hinderaker at Power Line. Jay Carney's Big Fat Lie: Emails Not About Benghazi," cried Investors Business Daily, who also compared Carney to Winston Smith in 1984, a book they perhaps have only heard about.
Others picked on former Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor, who responded quite understandably to Fox News' questions about his work on the Benghazi talking points, "Dude, this was like two years ago. We're still talking about the most mundane process." The Washington Free Beacon was shocked that "Vietor addressed Fox News Special Report host Bret Baier as 'dude'" and claimed Vietor "got amnesia" without adding "so I showed him my gat to improve his memory" as tradition demands. (The Beacon also slipped in that the White House had been trying to "bolster the false idea that the attack was the spontaneous result of a riot against the video.")
Glenn Beck's The Blaze called Vietor's response "Almost Unbelievable" and jumped on the fact that "Vietor also revealed that President Barack Obama was not in the situation room during the Benghazi attack." That means Obama could have been in another room of the White House at that crucial time, where it might have taken minutes to reach him -- or with Monica Lewinsky! ("BOOM!" commented Jim Hoft of The Gateway Pundit, in keeping with the gravity of this revelation.) Other rightbloggers spurted reproachful "dude" Twitter messages, as recorded by Michelle Malkin's alternate-universe Twitter site Twitchy, and they're every bit as hilarious as you would imagine.
But we all know who the real Public Enemy #1 is here. Buoyed by their new Benghazitude, rightbloggers are raising the fallen standard and seeking the ultimate price. Already one prominent Republican had called for Obama's impeachment: Judge Jeanine Pirro. Also, Lyndon LaRouche.
Okay, so they're not A-listers. But it's still early! Just wait till they get a load of Lloyd Marcus' video, or the stirring speeches of patriots such as Frank Salvato of the Virginia Beach Examiner. "That the Obama Administration has no problem lying to the American people in the pursuit of its agenda should be troubling enough," said Salvato, "but now we have the issue of their complicity in covering-up the deaths - the murders - of four Americans. Anyone else executing the same rhetorical maneuvers would be charged with obstruction of justice, perjury and accessory to murder."
"While there is no hope of ever holding these people to account in the way they deserve, which would entail many years in a super-max prison," wrote Some Other Guy at RedState, "we can try to hold them politically and economically accountable by ensuring wherever they go for the rest of their lives Benghazi is shadowing them like Banquo's ghost."
"So despicable is all this that the fact that the national news is not abuzz with the (now racist) word 'impeachment' is itself an unmitigated outrage," rambled Jeff Goldstein at Protein Wisdom. "I don't recognize this country. But I can tell you this: I'm not alone... It's the ruling class vs. the rest of us. And but for a brief blip in history when the US was founded, in has always been thus. - None of which means we have to take it. The question is, will we...?"
Now that's the kind of rhetoric that's sure to have an effect on the American public.